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BS in Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering powers the world

We flip switches and plug in devices countless times each day, without thinking about how the electricity to power lights and computers gets there.

As a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering student at Trine University, you will learn about the application of electrical energy for practical use.

The degree: Many aspects of electrical engineering

The Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering program is broad-based, covering the main aspects of electrical engineering:

  • Generating and delivering power
  • Communications and control
  • Digital design
  • Instrumentation

This wide range of specialties will allow you to find and explore the electrical engineering aspects that appeal to you.

Trine University's electrical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The experience: Hands-on learning in the skills employers want

In-depth theoretical coverage is enhanced through a significant amount of laboratory experimentation and design, designed to be relevant to current industry practice and demand. You will learn how to use modern test equipment and how to implement and verify the performance of electronic and electrical systems.

You will graduate with not only a wealth of engineering knowledge, but the hands-on experience and skills employers desire.

The result: Readiness for a successful electrical engineering career

Over the past 10 years, more than 90 percent of our graduates have started their first professional career position within six months of graduation. Many have their first job arranged before they graduate. Most of our graduates go into the commercial world in industries such as aerospace, transportation, utilities and consumer electronics. Some of our graduates (about 10 percent) decide to go on to graduate school and some work for federal government agencies.

ABET Accreditation

Created for the 2018 Engineering Week student video competition by Braden Hale '19 and Ike Sheehan '21.

Senior Design Project: Stair Climbing Robot by students: Joe Brown, Maxwell Frame, Kyler Koets, and Chris Ryan

Additional Information

Below are some Job/Internship opportunities you can explore while attending Trine:

  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base – Summer research.
  • Cooper Tire – Computer-controlled manufacturing.
  • DLZ – Multi-disciplinary architecture and planning firm.
  • BAE Engineering – Aircraft engine controls
  • Delphi – Integrated circuit fabrication.
  • ITT – Military radio design

Cooperative employment is formalized in a full-time Trine University course: CO 050 - Co-Op Employment. Students must pre-register for this course before each semester's work assignment. A co-op experience may also be used for program credits through the course: CO 453 Co-Op Work Experience. This is a 3-credit course that students may register for in their senior year if they have completed three co-op assignments (including summer) the last term of co-op being within a calendar of graduation. The 3-credit course may be counted in the degree credit hour requirement (132 hours). Senior students in the 3-credit course are expected to submit a formal report detailing technical aspects of their employment.

For additional information on cooperative education or internships, contact the Career Services office by calling 260.665.4124, careerservices@trine.edu, or visit the Career Services website.

As a graduate of our Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering program, your job opportunities are endless. Here are a few of the companies employing recent Trine graduates:

  • American Electric Power, various locations Utility system design and simulation, power system distribution analysis
  • BAE Systems, Fort Wayne, IN Aero-engine controls manufacture and test
  • Commonwealth Associates, Jackson, MI Switching and substation design, high-voltage transmission-line design
  • Cummins, Columbus, IN The design and test of engines and engine systems
  • ITT Exelis, Fort Wayne, IN Radio communication systems
  • Navistar International, Lisle, Il Transportation systems
  • Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne, IN Graduate study in wireless communications
  • Whirlpool, Benton Harbor, MI Test and verification of domestic appliances
  • Outbound Technologies, New Hudson, MI Industrial controls and systems
  • Sargent and Lundy, Chicago, IL Architectural engineering and building electrical systems
This degree has a pathway for you to complete both your undergraduate and graduate studies within five years. Learn more about the Four Plus One degree path.
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.